Skip to comments.Dutch Navy Releases Video of Storming of Ship Taken by Pirates
Posted on 04/30/2010 4:48:17 PM PDT by jakerobins
The Dutch navy released a video Friday of its recent storming of a German ship and the capture of a band of pirates on board.
The ship, the MS Taipan, was rescued April 5 by the Dutch, and 10 pirates were arrested and jailed in the Netherlands.
The gripping video shows the operation from the point of view of one of the military men. Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder has said that, after ascertaining that the Taipan's crew was safe, he launched his ship's Lynx helicopter with a team of six special-forces marines. With troops providing covering fire from the helicopter, the marines landed onto the ship's deck of the MV Taipan, meeting no resistance from the pirates.
"The pirates surrendered the moment they saw the marines," Col. Lodder told the Associated Press
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You need to follow the link and read the entire article. apparently the Dutch did this on their own instead of looking for EU approval. WTG
It only takes 6 Marines.
“The pirates surrendered the moment they saw the marines”
Was this before or after the pirates peed themselves and screamed like girls? Just wondering :). Props to the Dutch!!!
Time to start throwing them to the sharks.
The Dutch Marines are very good.
Sadly, I believe the Dutch government released the pirates because they did not want to deal with the hassle of trying them. Their military has a spine. Their government does not.
Feel Good Movie if ever I saw one....... Thanks for the ping Sir !
Total props to the troops, and disprops to the politicals who always undercut them at every chance.
Between you me and the lamp post, the old BW / NSW / Xe boys would have smoked them. And not on video.
From some of the damage , the initial cover fire, flashing the glass in the bridge after fast roping in on the sea containers etc .....we didn’t see all the video........;o)
And I don’t need to see it all as we understand the need to let these troops off the leash to do what the diplomats and negotiators couldn’t....
Kill these bastards and toss em to the sharks. When pirates friends and family never see or hear from him again ....maybe they will become farmers instead.
Nawwww....they are stooopid .....kill em as encountered.
The sad thing is that this nation demonizes the very people they demand do the job.
Yep, you got it right. Cover it all under “the heat of battle.” Feed the sharks. Next!
My motto has always been: Dead men tell no tales.
Ony on CSI. But not when dropped in the Indian Ocean.
CSI. lol. My sister is a forensics tech as a deputy. She loves to watch those shows just because she likes to dream...and laugh.
I love when they “enhance” the blurry surveillance video to see a clue on a license plate a mile away.
You can enhance a video as it accumulates each frame to use fuzzy logic to build the license numbers, but that tech is far from what telebision shows. Satellite and airborne technologies usee that type of technology but teebee shows them using a single video frame or photograph and “enhancing” it. Uber Tech for the masses that barely can operate their garage door opener.
They did not put up much of a fight. I guess they thought they were Americans since they were speaking English, “Don’t fire!”
Yay! Free vacation to Amsterdam!
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